Solana suffers another loss in the form of Synergy Land, a Web3 ARPG aiming to enter early access in Q1 of this year. What does this mean for Synergy Land and can Solana keep surviving these high-profile exits?
As I have said many times, I am a fan of Solana. I think it has a well fleshed-out ecosystem, a great community, and it had some excellent projects. The problem is, since Solana’s issues last year (outages and FTX, primarily), FUD has deeply rooted, and many projects, games or otherwise, have left Solana for greener pastures. Just 4 days ago, we reported that Tiny Colony had decided to up sticks and leave Solana for Immutable X; it’s a worrying trend.
In an announcement today, the team behind Synergy Land has confirmed that in partnership with Xternity, the game is migrating to Polygon. The statement justifies the transition as follows: “As our community and project continue to grow, we have identified the need to move to a network that can better support our current and future needs.”
Xternity will be facilitating the migration with their toolkit — a niche that many platforms have looked to fill as the demand for blockchain integration or network migration increases — meaning this will hopefully not push back the roadmap.
It is unsurprising to me that a team looking for support has chosen Polygon. In the conversations I have had with Polygon when Token Gamer partnered with the network, they made it abundantly clear that they had many people and divisions ready to help with all manner of things. It is an impressive outfit that has become a powerhouse in onboarding.
Perhaps the larger question here is about Solana. One of the frontrunners in the space — particularly blockchain gaming, but also NFT collections — has found itself hemorrhaging projects and supporters, with its price also tanking. Can Solana stem the bleeding and recover? I hope so.